IB Program

  • Ranson Middle, an International Baccalaureate School

     Ranson IB Middle School is an IB world school offering the Middle Years IB curriculum to all of our dynamic scholars.  Nestled in one of the city’s most historic areas, our beautiful campus is surrounded by numerous mature trees, spread out over 8 acres.  

    Our IB program is home to many of the top scholars in our district, some of whom have gone on to complete their high school years in the IB Diploma programs at either West Charlotte High School or North Mecklenburg High School, the North Carolina School of Science, and many other prestigious secondary institutes.  Our graduates attended some of the nation’s top colleges and universities such as like UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University, Yale, Harvard, Wake Forest, Duke, and MIT.  Our students have received millions of dollars in scholarship funds, both academically and athletically. Nothing could be greater than to be a Ranson Raider!

    Community and Service

    What is my Community?

    We are all members of many communities.  As members, we have to share in the responsibility of making sure they are the best possible communities in which to live.  A COMMUNITY is a group of people living, working, or playing together.  Some communities are small and others large.  Your family is a community.  Your class is a community.  Your school is a community.  Charlotte is a community, as well as North Carolina.  In fact, we are all members of the largest community of all….the WORLD!

    Why Should I Care About My Community?

    Since you are part of your community, you are actually helping yourself when you work to maintain and preserve your community.  The more people that care about their community, the happier the world will be.  Imagine how the world would be if people did to others what they would like to have done to themselves.

    Serving the community is an opportunity to participate in activities based upon your personal talents and interests.  The main focus of community service is to instill an awareness of yourself and the role you play in your community and the world.  It is an unpaid service you provide your community, not your family. 

    Community service is a service you perform for the benefit of your community. 



    IS NOT

    watching children at a community center

    babysitting  your brothers and sisters

    helping older neighbors by mowing their lawn for free

    selling raffle tickets

    walking an elderly or disabled neighbor’s dog

    walking your dog

    singing at an assisted living center

    performing in the school chorus

    6th grade – 20 hours             7th grade – 25 hours            8th grade – 30 hours


    Community Service Log sheet IBMYP Service and Action LOG Form.pdf